Wood for doors in Pakistan

Wood for doors in Pakistan


It is also known as timber. Wood is another crucial material required during finishing works of house for making door frames, doors, jamb frames, architraves etc. Being a natural construction material, it has certain characteristics such as moisture content, strength, elasticity, hardness etc. All the characteristics vary in different types of woods and also depend upon season and surroundings. Timber when extracted from trees consists of moisture content that should be dried before using it for commercial purposes. A normal and acceptable moisture content in timber ranges between 8-12%. If timber is not dried and moisture content is out of acceptable range then shrinking and swelling can happen in wood. Wood shrinks by decreased moisture content and swells with increasing moisture content. This process keeps on repeating until the moisture content is in parity and balance with surrounding air’s humidity and temperature. This process can be controlled if the wood is properly dried under the method called KD (Kiln dried). While purchasing, the word KD is often labeled on sacks of wood that indicates that it has been dried in kiln.

Woods available in market are known by names of trees from which extracted. Most commonly available woods that are used during construction of houses are:


It is very commonly available wood in Pakistan and is cheapest of all. It can be easily identified by its creamy white color when freshly extracted and turn to very light brown color with time when it is dried. It is characterised as a very light and soft wood with very low crushing and bending strength. It is not a recommended wood at all if quality and ambience in woodwork is to be obtained. This type of wood is vulnerable to termite and other insects even if properly treated.

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Current price of Partal wood in Lahore: Rs 2700/cft(Imported)


Local pinewood is known as Kail. Pakistani kail is a good and economical wood that is used in house constructions. Though its availability is not as common as it used to be due to which it’s price has also increased. When purchasing Kail wood, make sure that it is Local Kail as many other imported types of kail are also available in market such as German Kail and Malaysian kail that are cheaper and of inferior quality as compared to local kail.

Current price of Pakistani kail wood in Lahore: Rs 2700-3800/cft

Current price of Imported kail wood in Lahore: Rs 3000 – Rs 3600/cft

Yellow pine

This wood is imported in form of sacks from America and is extracted from different pine trees. It has straight and round grains in patterns and can be identified by its yellowish color. This wood is neither too cheap and nor too expensive but is only recommended for door frames (chogath). Its grain has visible and non-smooth surface even after severe grinding which give awkward look after polishing. It also has more movement in form of shrinking and swelling even if its kiln dried.

Current price of Yellow pine wood in Lahore: Rs 3800 to Rs 5800/cft

Ash Wood

Most widely used wood in quality constructions is Ash wood. It is neither cheap nor too expensive but has certain good characteristics such as moderate bending and crushing strengths, less movement in form of shrinkage and swelling. It has straight grains and white brownish in color.

Current price of Ash wood in Lahore: Rs 9000 to Rs 9600/cft


Mohagni is very fine and highly recommended type of wood used in quality constructions. It is cheaper than diyar but expensive as compare to Meranti. It has reddish brown color and a very flat and fine surface. Just like diyar it has characteristics of resisting termite attacks and very less movement after it is dried. Due to its hardness it is highly recommended for doors. However only drawback is that it can be finished in dark coloured polish due to its natural dark tone. It is available in two qualities, mohaagni and sapele.

Current price of Mohagni wood in Lahore: Rs 6500/cft

Current price of Mohagni(sapele) wood in Lahore: Rs 8000/cft


Commonly known as “Diyar wood”, extracted from the national tree of Pakistan. It is very durable but expensive wood used in construction of houses. It has straight, fine and even textured grains. It has a characteristic of very low or no movement; i-e shrinking and swelling rarely takes place in this type of wood. It is also not vulnerable to termite and other insects attacks.

Current price of Deodar/Diyar wood in Lahore: Rs 4500-9000/cft

Red Oak

Just like ash wood, oak is another hardwood that is available in both reddish and yellowish brown colors. It has very thin grains straight and open. Oak wood is mostly used for furniture and cabinetries and should be avoided for doors, as it becomes almost grain less after polishing.

Current price of oak wood in Lahore: Rs 8500/cft

Dark brown meranti

Just like mohagni, meranti is another hardwood that is available in both reddish and dark brown colors. It has very thin grains straight and open. This wood is difficult to differentiate from mohagni because of similar color and grains hence care is required while purchasing mohagni as dark brown meranti is being sold in market by different vendors as mohagni. Dark brown meranti is cheaper than mohaagni.

wooden doors wood for doors chogathsCurrent price of dark brown meranti wood in Lahore: Rs 5600/cft

Green Maple

Another imported wood that is unique in color, smooth grain, and strength make maple a popular choice among woodworkers of all types. Maple wood has a fine, uniform texture with generally straight grain, but variations such as birdseye, tiger, flame, curly, wavy, rippled or fiddleback grain. This wood is recommended for doors too however it is mostly used in high end furniture.

Current price of green maple wood in Lahore: Rs 6100/cft

Note: All rates are for good quality and seasoned wood. Rates have been updated in JULY 2022

Quality check at site

Quality of wood can be thoroughly checked only by an expert. However as a layman while purchasing wood following quality checks should be performed

  • Wood should have a label of KD “Kiln dried” on it especially if it is imported(not applicable in all woods such as yellow pine for chogaths). Some local woods are air dried in which case the label of KD is not required. If possible check the moisture content with moisture meter and it should be in acceptable range of 8-12%
  • Face of the timber board edges should not have too much crazy cracks, as it indicates that wood has been dried too quickly. In such cases outside of the wooden boards dries whereas it leaves the timber core wet with moisture content.
  • Investigate knots present in timber. Small knots that do not travel throughout the depth of timber are acceptable. However preference should be zero or minimum possible knots.
  • Purchase timber that has been cut in size such that it leaves minimum or zero waste. E.g. if your doors are of standard size 7 ft. x 3.5 ft., purchase timber boards that have lengths of either 14 ft. or 10 ft.

Quantity check at site

Quantity of timber is measured in cubic feet. However it is calculated in inches and then converted into feet if timber is sawed into lengths that are 2 inches wide since most of woodwork such as making of doors is carried out in maximum height of length in 2 inches whereas for chogaths most commonly used is 1.5 inches.

Let us suppose we have timber sawed in lengths as shown in above image and has following measurements:

Length = 14’ (168 inches)

                        Width = 1’     (12 inches)

                        Height = 2” (2 inches)

 Total Quantity in cubic inches = Length (in.) x Width (in.) x Height (in.)

= 168 (in.) x 12 (in.) x 2 (in.)

                                                                 = 4032 in3

Now let us convert in3 to ft3

                                                       1 ft3= 1728 in3 (12 in. x 12 in. 12 in.)


   Total Quantity in cubic feet = 4032 / 1728

                                                            = 2.33 ft3.

 Add cubic feet of all timber lengths to get total quantity.

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Mohsin Munir
Holding a degree in BS EE (Electrical engineering) and astounding knowledge of house construction business since 2010, wide experience and relevant expertise in the construction business. Believe in research based strategy while holding a distinguished position in the construction market. Started at a small scale in 2010 and recognised among the top builders and contractors in Pakistan now, especially among the expatriates and overseas Pakistanis who always trusted in our commitment and services.


  • Waqas shaha on September 5, 2021

    Pls contact pir waqas ali shah 0345 5309698.i want to purchase 55 ft wood.

  • Muhammad shahnawaz on August 28, 2021

    Salam Muhammad Shahnawaz
    I need Sheesham Wood please tail me Price

  • Dr Amanullah on August 1, 2021

    I need Mahogany Wood for 32 doors in my home in DHA 5 Islamabad. Please let me the price

    • Muhammad Bin Ali on August 26, 2021

      Do you want solid wood doors? Contact me on whatsapp 03078880305.

  • Faisal on June 18, 2021

    Oak wood required in lahore. Plz contact if anyone has in stock on reasonable rate as mentioned in this article. 03219666299

  • Tehreem Humayun on March 6, 2021

    Aslam o alikum
    Mohsin Bhai, I need your expert opinion about usage of local pine (چیڑ) wood in doly frame of solid door. Is it safe from termite. What should be our preference local kail or local pine? Regards

  • Sher ullah on February 27, 2021

    Sallam. I have cedar wood in sufficient quantity if any body want please contact. 03005053334

  • Sher ullah on February 27, 2021

    Mohagni , red cedar wood available

  • Sher ullah on February 27, 2021

    Sallam every body. Red cedar wood available . If any body want please contact 03005053334

  • Sher ullah on February 27, 2021

    I have red cedar wood

  • hamza bin nauman on December 12, 2020

    which one is the strongest wood for outdoor use? and whats the price in karachi? also prefer any workshop where available

    • Mohsin Munir on December 12, 2020

      Never worked in Karachi hence can not comment.

  • Zain on November 24, 2020

    Looking for mohagni in Islamabad. Anyone supplying please comment.

  • Khurram on October 22, 2020

    whats the rate? you can contact me at 03334387435 if it is still available.

  • hamza on October 19, 2020

    i am looking for deyaar and kail for my house . if anyone can provide kindly only text on my whatsapp number 03424341008

  • Amna Sha on October 11, 2020

    respected Mr. Mohsin Munir, kindly guide me can shekran wood or Hemlock wood be used for the doors? is this wood rot resistant and weather proof? what are the pros and cons of using it? what are the latest rates? kindly advise if we should go for it or not especially if we are tight on budget but want a good solid looking finish of the doors.

    • Mohsin Munir on October 12, 2020

      It is very softwood and is not recommended for doors.

  • Abubakar Aslam Butt on October 8, 2020

    Hello we are timber supplier from russia Ukraine and USA.we have now ASH wood stock in Karachi if have any interested contact me for competitive rates. +923326535682

    • BM KHAN on November 16, 2020

      pakistani kail aor deear he hmare pas
      jin bhao ko chaye rabta kre

    • Shahzaib on January 4, 2021

      Supplying partal in karachiiii??? And on what price?

  • Salman Ahmed on September 30, 2020

    Hello everyone, I have Pure Kashmiri Deodar /Diyar wood available for sale in Pakistan. Anyone interested in purchasing in bulk please contact me with requirements at 0317-4333199. Only serious buyers contact please. I look forward to doing business with you!

  • umair on September 8, 2020

    anyone have timber gurjan (red pine ) sleeper , well seasoned & imported.

  • Mubashar Waheed on August 26, 2020

    Sir can we use imported kail wood (Russian kail) for doors. Please reply urgently if this wood have any major drawbacks.

    • Mohsin Munir on August 26, 2020

      Yes you can use provided it is seasoned

  • Adnan Murtaza on August 20, 2020

    Dear all
    Sagwan ( teek ) ki prices mention nahee ki gaiee ,
    Please mention prices of Teek and tissues culture Teek Wood prices also .
    Deodar owr red cedar me Kiya faraq haiy ???
    What is difference in deodar ( Diyar ) wood and red cedar Wood ???
    My WhatsApp and telegram number is here
    + 92 337 7637337

    • Mohsin Munir on August 20, 2020

      Never experienced cedar wood. But heard it is soft wood. And i dont think it is available at least here in Lahore/Isb region

  • Naveed Iqbal on August 11, 2020

    Please send me your phone number 03007373977

  • Ali Akram Chaudhary on July 3, 2020

    hi. are keekar or sheesham hardwoods or not? please tell

  • Sammer on June 28, 2020

    Kindly whatsapp me on 03325937172

  • Saif on June 10, 2020

    Aoa kindly sir suggested Trust able timber sellers in Rawalpindi/Islamabad .

  • Sachin on May 25, 2020

    Hello dear , thanks for information I am from India. It would be very nice if you Kindly mention in your video regarding diyar wood and sheesham wood. About its identification , quality

  • Fahad on May 20, 2020

    There is a mistake… multiplying 3 dimensions u get in3 why u mentioned in2 … similarly u can not directly go from cubes to squares…

    • Mohsin Munir on May 21, 2020

      Thanks for pointing out fahad it is just a typing mistake. It is in cubic inches

  • Muhammad on May 5, 2020

    3 big deodar cheater

  • Tariq Mahmood Hashmi on April 21, 2020

    I am interested buy oak wood . Please send contact any wood shop in Pakistan
    Send text 03006821268 Regards

    • Mohsin Munir on April 21, 2020

      Shershah Timber 0092 300 4059870 You can call at this number and check if they can help.

  • Ateeq KhAn Mughal on February 27, 2020

    Deodar 2000sqf kail 1500sqf

  • Ateeq KhAn Mughal on February 27, 2020

    Bro we have deodar and kail nd we make doors ..almadina wood industry ajk

  • Syed Waqqas Kazmi on February 20, 2020

    Asa we need yellow pine. 75×3 inches 7 feet length 2000 Rft or yellow pine logs rates please it’s urgent regards

    • Mohsin Munir on February 20, 2020

      We are not timber sellers. Articles are for peoples guidance

  • Saqib on January 25, 2020

    Hi mohsin sb
    I Need Sheesham for solid door approx 250 cubic feet..
    Plz guide me from where I can buy and plz mention the rates as well
    I need in karachi

  • mudassar iqbal on September 26, 2019


    hope you are doing fine, i am looking for pure original afghani diyar about 50 cubic feet, i need delivery in sialkot city.
    my whatsapp no is 00971558881485, please advice about this and what best rate you can offe me.

    mudassar iqbal
    sialkot pakistan

    • Mohsin Munir on September 26, 2019

      Dear Mudassar shb,
      We are not timber sellers. We write articles for people’s guidance.


  • manzoor ali on September 18, 2019

    We import SYP from USA s4s size 1.5×9 1/4×16
    2 containers . Can yu recommend some good buyers
    PL also can yu recommend some reliable supplier from Ukraine. Belarus or Russia for pine lumber

  • zeeshan on September 13, 2019

    pleople are selling diyar wood at 3200 rs sq-ft. but as you told it should be in cft. so is that a catch? when we will buy they will charge per cft? or sq-ft?

    • Mohsin Munir on September 13, 2019

      Never heard anyone selling in sqft. It is just not possible.

      • Mohsin Shaikh on January 3, 2020

        can you tell me which timber material used in ali enterprises factory

  • Sajid on March 29, 2019

    I need red oak timber if anybody have please comtact me on 03333129948

  • Malik on December 12, 2018

    Dear Mohsin,

    I am planning to import some raw logs for my house in Pakistan,
    Could you advise if its will be cost effective and what sort of wood be better and at what cost from north america

    • Mohsin Munir on December 12, 2018

      Kindly mention the name of wood which you are planning to import and how much will it cost you per cubic ft after clearing all duties and taxes.

  • oksana on September 28, 2018

    Dear Sir / Madam,
    Good morning.
    Company Forest Trade Ukraine deals at the wood market since 2016 and for nowadays holds leading position at the market of supply of wood products. Our company specialized in supply of sawn pine wood and other raw material of Ukrainian origin and we have good possibilities of arranging direct deliveries of excellent quality wood into different regions of the world.
    The manufacturing base permits us to control quality of wood as well as prepare different dimensions of the product upon request of the customers.
    The deliveries can be done either on FCA, FOB or CFR shipment basis. As for payment conditions different payment terms can be applied.
    Might you have any request please don’t hesitate to contact us accordingly.

    With best wishes,
    Oksana Kapustyanska

  • Asif Asifmughal on September 1, 2018

    Can I have your contact number

  • Mirza Baig on August 18, 2018

    Ashwood A+ kd
    Size 2inches

  • Muhammad Raees on July 15, 2018

    Sir I have 2 container of kail wood .. size 6X10X20ft

    0092300 2140787

    • Mohsin Munir on July 15, 2018

      Share your rates so that intersted buyers might contact you. Also tell which kail, ________ imported!

  • Mudassar Ahmad on June 18, 2018

    Lets meet up for mutual interest

    • Mohsin Munir on June 18, 2018

      Sure. You can contact at 00923008494139 after 2th June.

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